An Observation

American troops with forces we support have been in battle with opposing forces staffed with Russian mercenaries in Syria. Tanks are involved along with airstrikes. Casualties on the Russian side are significant.

Our media is focused on the process where a White House aide who was accused of assault was dismissed.... [Read More]

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Book Review: The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare

“The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare” by Damien LewisAfter becoming prime minister in May 1940, one of Winston Churchill’s first acts was to establish the Special Operations Executive (SOE), which was intended to conduct raids, sabotage, reconnaissance, and support resistance movements in Axis-occupied countries. The SOE was not part of the military: it was a branch of the Ministry of Economic Warfare and its very existence was a state secret, camouflaged under the name “Inter-Service Research Bureau”. Its charter was, as Churchill described it, to “set Europe ablaze”.

The SOE consisted, from its chief, Brigadier Colin McVean Gubbins, who went by the designation “M”, to its recruits, of people who did not fit well with the regimentation, hierarchy, and constraints of life in the conventional military branches. They could, in many cases, be easily mistaken for blackguards, desperadoes, and pirates, and that’s precisely what they were in the eyes of the enemy—unconstrained by the rules of warfare, striking by stealth, and sowing chaos, mayhem, and terror among occupation troops who thought they were far from the front.... [Read More]

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Government Structural Failure

Not only are the roads, bridges and ancient municipal water supply lines in major cities crumbling, but so is the structure of the federal government. Let’s recall the history of the so-called “dreamers.”

The legislature, in its wisdom, did not enact a proposed law which would have allowed minor children (now adults) of illegal immigrants to remain, legally in the US. Obama then made a rare, truthful statement: he said he lacked the executive power under the Constitution to implement such a measure. Then, he went ahead and did it anyway. Not only did the fawning MSM not point out the contradiction, they applauded the action.... [Read More]

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Walls of Shame and Silence: Mental Illness in loved ones

This article was published in the local newspaper in Cobb County, The Bright Side’s February 18th issue. )

This man lived in the tombs, and no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain. For he had often been chained hand and foot, but he tore the chains apart and broke the irons on his feet. No one was strong enough to subdue him. ... [Read More]

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It all started in Kobe.

As we all know the Morozoff Ltd is from Kobe so Kobe started Valentine’s Day.  For the doubters I have put an excerpt from Wikipedia.   If you have any questions, let me know in the comments.

… Morozoff Ltd. introduced the holiday for the first time in 1936, when it ran an advertisement aimed at foreigners. Later in 1953, it began promoting the giving of heart-shaped chocolates; other Japanese confectionery companies followed suit thereafter. In 1958, the Isetandepartment store ran a “Valentine sale”. Further campaigns during the 1960s popularized the custom.... [Read More]

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Today’s Kipling – Troopin’

Troopin’

(Our Army in the East)

Rudyard Kipling

Troopin’, troopin’, troopin’ to the sea:
‘Ere’s September come again — the six-year men are free.
O leave the dead be’ind us, for they cannot come away
To where the ship’s a-coalin’ up that takes us ‘ome to-day.
We’re goin’ ‘ome, we’re goin’ ‘ome,
Our ship is at the shore,
An’ you must pack your ‘aversack,
For we won’t come back no more.
Ho, don’t you grieve for me,
My lovely Mary-Ann,
For I’ll marry you yit on a fourp’ny bit
As a time-expired man.... [Read More]

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Kurt, The Hammer, Schlichter

Kurt is always a smart and fun read, but today he was coffee-spitting fabulous!  Here’s three quotes and a link to the whole thing.  It’s ironic to have this much fun over such a sad and Satanic episode involving our betters, I know.

(This is a welcome side show to the unraveling of ObamaGate; Rice, Priestap, et. al.)... [Read More]

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TOTD Feb 13, 2018: Celebrating Mardi Gras?

Mardi Gras — literally “Tuesday, Fat” — is simply the day before Ash Wednesday, when us Roman Catholics and a few relations begin a period of self-deprivation and critical self-reflection.

The idea is that one must get in a good dose of revelry (and maybe even some debauchery) to tide one through the 40-day drought.  And it is more than just tacitly endorsed by the church hierarchy, as many parishes host a varieties of parties.  Well, they endorse the revelry, at least.... [Read More]

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